Im getting bored. Thinking of new projects to work on. Maybe a web crawler bot or something like that. Or maybe a remote event log editor. Just ideas ….
I have been using Mozilla Firefox browser now for about a week and I would have to say it is totally cool. There are some bugs tough. Opening PDF’s seems to crash it. Also, if I opened links within my RSS Aggregator or Outlook 2003, it would act strange and one IE and one Firefox browser would open (I have Firefox set as default browser).
I found a link to fix the second problem:
VMware is a product that lets you create “virtual machines”. I used it at training to run RedHat on top of Windows XP. It worked like a champ. Today, I set up Windows 2003 Server in a virtual machine and was playing around with it. Very cool. If you haven’t checked out this product, you should download the 30 day trial and mess around with it.
Wow, well I was at training for 6 days. Talk about buffer overload. My head is filled with so much information, it is just crazy. I learned so much, it is just awesome.
Training is going good. Information Overload. I have learned more in the last three days that I have in a long time. I need time to digest it!
Well, this is my first post from a Linux machine. I installed VMWare and I am running a redhat virtually on top of Windows XP. Pretty cool if you ask me. BTW, I am at “Hacker Training” all week, so hopefully I learn something!
I started reading a magazine today, and inside the front cover there was an ad for “Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Remote Web Workplace”. It is like a portal web page you can log into from anywhere on the internet and get to your corporate network. You can check you email, browse your intranet, etc. It looks totally rad. I’m not sure, but I think you need Small Business Server installed to run it, but it still looks really cool.
Dell: Windows XP Home or Pro?
If you have ever browsed the Dell website, maybe you have seen this, it really doesn’t make sense to me.
Everywhere on their site, they say “Dell recommends Microsoft Windows XP Professional”. But here is the catch, for all home PC “customize” links, it defaults to XP Home Edition. I just don’t understand why they do that. If they “recommend” XP Professional, then why don’t you get a deal if you buy it, instead you have to add 70$ to the starting price of a system on the main page. So at first glance, you see these cool systems that don’t look that bad in price, but right away, you might as well add 100$ to the price.
Rebuttal on the API War article!!
This is from Joshua Trupin’s weblog. He’s the executive editor of MSDN Magazine. He answers Joel Spolsky’s now famous “Microsoft lost the API Wars” post.
The next version of SQL Server is going to be released in 2005. We saw a preview of the IDE and some features that will be available.
One major point is that the IDE is integrated into one program (SQL Workbench) instead of two in SQL Server 2000 (Query Analyzer and Enterprise Manager). The new IDE looks slick and updated from the visual point of view. It also looks like it will make things easier, instead of having multiple places to update things, it is all in once place.
Another new thing with SQL Server 2005 is the way it works with XML. XML is a native data type in 2005, and also there are new commands to query the XML field, which look really cool if you want to stream XML into SQL Server
The last thing that we saw was the integration of the CLR into SQL Server 2005. You can created stored procedures, functions, triggers, and user data types in Visual Studio 2005 and then integrate them into SQL Server, which is really cool! Finally all the things that were really tough in T-SQL you can now do in VB.net or C#.